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highway horror. a tragedy on the island expressway when an out of control car goes airborne and slams into two other vehicles. we have new information about the victims. and caught in the cross fire, a beloved neighbor in harlem is shot and killed now the outraged community is calling for action. good evening everyone i'm joe torrez. >> and i'm sandra bookman. we're going to begin with that
another injured. a car careened past the cross divider flew into the air and slammed into other cars. >> we learned one of the victims is 29-year-old scott martella. he was the communications director for steven malone and previously worked for governor andrew cuomo. >> reporter: this is where five of those patients were taken we're told at this hour. critical condition. this as investigators tell us some of these patients flew from their cars others had to be cut out. >> three mangled cars involved in a deadly crash in the lei now the focus of an ongoing investigation. >> there's a lot of damage to the vehicles involved. there's definitely a large impact when the vehicles made contact. >> it happened just after 9:30 near exit 68 in shirley. traffic backed up for miles in
people. three adults were pronounced dead at the scene. a suffolk county worker was involved eight people were taken to area hospitals. >> there's at least two children that are injured. at least one 9-year-old and a 2- year-old. >> reporter: the most injured were taken to stony brook hospital. >> they sustained significant and severe injuries being both neurologic and therapeutic in naturing. -- in nature.
into two cars. >> two vehicles that are traveling westbound probably didn't see the vehicle until the vehicle was crossing the roadway. so there's no opportunity for them to be able to negotiate out of the accident. >> reporter: just in the last few hours, governor cuomo did release a statement. it says the following, i personally knew scott martella he was among those killed in the crash as he served my administration for me four years. scott was a dedicated beloved public servant who worked day in and day out to improve the lives of his fellow new yorkers. certainly a devastating situation for all involved. live in suffolk county, mallory hall. the search is on for a
fire while walking through a park. stephan kim is in harlem. >> reporter: she was loved by so many in harlen. the 61-year-old's husband had just been with her before she was killed and now the loss leaving a gaping hole in his heart as he comes to grips with what happened. a lot of people in the world, the innocent one. >> reporter: basil and odessa sims had been married for years. >> every time i open the door the phone starts to ring. they told me that she get shot. >> reporter: it was around 11:45 when basil kissed odessa
to their apartment. little did he know that would be the last time he kissed her. a bullet went right through sims neck killing her. this man says he was sitting near her when it happened. >> i saw him as he was running. came from behind shooting at another fellow. she went down. >> reporter: odessa sims was not just anyone here in harlem. beloved by the community. they say she was like a mother to everyone. >> i'm 50 years old i knew her since i was like 13, 14 years old. cooked for people. fed people. >> everything, everything. >> reporter: the love for sims. >> odess a sims number one will not die in vain. there were two shootings here overnight. the second one just down the block just hours apart. >> something is wrong when we have to in our own community fear sitting out on a bench, playing cards or checkers or chess on a nice summer night.
says even if they find who fired that shot, it won't bring his wife back. >> i am going to be doing bad. i ain't going to be doing good forever. >> there's a growing memorial for odessa sims. while this memorial won't stand here forever. her legacy though will live on. reporting live in harlem, sephan kim. and first the sunshi threats of thunderstorms and tomorrow, tomorrow is going to feel like fall. jeff smith has the exclusive weather forecast. >> some places tomorrow night may be up in the upper 40s if you can believe that. we're tracking rain along that cold front. it's a pretty narrow band of rain. we've gotten steady rain. observe the back edge of this rainfall. already approaching the delaware water gap. so before you know it it'll be
heavier batches of rain downpours over parts. some thunderstorms near philadelphia we'll have to wait to see if they survive. that's probably our maximum rainfall intensity here in new york city. and the back edge starts approaching. still might have rain up to long island after midnight. after that the humidity drops overnight and tomorrow looking fa beyond. we'll detail that in your accu weather forecast. the woman accused of killing her stepdaughter in queens has been formally charged. police say ajune killed karr on friday. the girl was found strangled in a bathtub. also announced arjune's ex- husband.
new tonight, the decades old case of a mother convicted for her own son's death in new jersey will drag on a little bit longer. michelle losinski was set to be sentenced on tuesday but a judge has postponed a hearing to consider a motion to acquit or grant a new trial. losinski's son disappeareded from a carnival in sayville in 1991. he was later found dead. a man was shot and killed at a party inside a park in brooklyn. to the 30-year-old victim inside scarangelo park and shot him in the head. police say he continued shooting after the victim fell to the ground. the shooter fled the scene in a black vehicle. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. the search is on for two suspects after a shooting at a house party in bridgeport connecticut. 13 people were hurt when two gunmen opened fire in the backyard of a home in bridge port just before 1:30 this
condition after she was shot in the face. the other victim suffered nonlife threatening injuries. more political leaders are now calling for a federal investigation of that shooting scare at kennedy airport. one week ago tonight reports of an active shooter led to a large police response and the shut down of two terminals. the vaou did not work together. >> we need them all to put their heads together. cooperate, figure out what went wrong and come up with a plan so what happened last sunday will never happen again. governor cuomo has already announced plans for his own review of the incident. kelly anne conway, donald
new campaign manager hit the sunday morning talk shows. >> doesn't mean the russians have been pushed out of this campaign. the hand of the kreupl lynn has been in -- kremlin has been in this campaign for a long time. those comments are for all community. i'm white. i was very moved by his comment. he's trying to tell americans that we can do better. on the talk show circuit. the rnc chairman said that trump had a great week and he's really getting on a move. organizers say activities are bringing together people of different backgrounds.
burrelltives of the jewish man who was killed say the festival is insensitive. he was stabbed to death in a riot that began with a crash with a motorcade. a man goes on a killing spree inside a home while everyone was asleep. and the story doesn't end there. ryan locthe has been saying he's sorry but he isn't out of
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a child suicide bomber killed 50 people and injured several others. that's according to the president who. the bombing was the deadliest attack in turkey this year. a man suspected of killing five people at a home in alabam in police custody. 27-year-old derek dearman surrendered to police yesterday. invest investigators say he attacked the victims while they were sleeping and then kidnapped his estranged girlfriend and her
controversy surrounding ryan locthe could continue. locthe said he overexaggerated and was still under the influence of alcohol when he lied about what happened. a car slammed into a bodega on the upper west side. that happened morning. the driver sufficiented injury. nobody else was hurt. no word on why the taxi
so you're saying all of this is going to be out of here after 8:00. >> yeah after 8:00. 7:00 is probably the maximum intensity here in by 8:00 the back edge is crossing over the hudson river. you still can't rule out a shower. but most of the steady rain will be to the east. outside right now yes we're getting light but steady rain on the upper side of manhattan. temperature right now 78. that's cooled down a little bit because the rain has commenced. a south wind coming in at 5 miles per hour. the high on the day getting up to 86 after a morning low of 74. normal high this year around
96 your record back in 1955. so far today 2/10 of an inch of -- .2 of an inch of rain. a few showers, maybe a rumble or two. any downpours could cause street flooding. humidity drops overnight. and then tomorrow it's just going to feel like a whole different season it's going to be breezy. beautiful, a very low humidity temperatures in some places not even getting out of the 70s. upper 70s down the shore. where the rainfall has not really begun inner nest. dewpoint right now. still in the oppressively high low level from 70 plus down to
night. the radar picture right now showing this band of rainfall it's not very wide if you look at it on radar. you are getting some heavier downpours now. north and west of new york city. could be some a little bit of minor flooding on some of the streets in that area. also extending into parts of orange county. everyone northern parts of getting in on some of those downpours. steadier and heavier rain in ocean county in new jersey. after the showers and maybe a rumble of thunder moving on. upper 50s well north and west. getting up to 81. staying in the 70s to the north. right through wednesday as a matter of fact.
the week. showers maybe a thunderstorms in evening down to about 68 and lowering humidity overnight. mostly sunny. pleasant less humid tomorrow. 81 heading into tomorrow night. clear, 64 in midtown. even some upper 40s well north and west. here's your accu weather seven day forecast. really nice on tuesday. really nice on wednesday. warming up a little by then but humidity gets low. next shot at rain will be friday night ma dry out just in time for the weekend. >> that's a pretty good week. >> good looking forecast. >> thanks. >> anthony johnson up nextwith sports. >> yes that's right. the yankees youth movement has been just what the team needed as they go for a sweep in los angeles. but defense from a seasoned veteran cannot hurt either. we'll update that game. >> plus the jets are back on
up that run but came up in the third and he got mike trout swinging. don't you feel the breeze. robs a home run from albert pujols. no sweep this time. noah syndergaard is the main man for the mets tonight in san francisco. he's going to square off against samarggia. just missed a third blast while driving in three runs and the mets win. the hope is cespedes can save the season. it's the final day of competition in rio. ru pp came in third in the event. 20-year-old kyle schneider became the youngest wrestler in
surprise. the u.s. men's basketball team has taken the gold. they easily beat the sirbian team. kevin durant led the way with 30 points. here's your final medal count. the u.s. has won 138 gold, silver and bronze medals. followed by china and great britain. as you saw the giants lay an egg in the second pres close your eyes to these throw lights like eli did when he realized no escape from the buffalo rush. williams couldn't see this coming. fumble. ryan massive sacks and fumbled. giants loss. what we practice needs to show up on game day and it
very well. i think they have a lot of pride and hope they will bounce back. >> a little bit of news coming from the land of the giants victor cruz. expected to practice tomorrow. he will get out on the field with the team and hopes to play in the new york bragging rights game against gangrene taking place next saturday. speaking about the j-e-t-s they were back in the practice field and yes they're in good spirits. brandon marshall saw this little girl wearing his jersey so marshall took her out on to the field. she helped him prepare for that next preseason game. he also signed her jersey and really made her day. the red bulls still in play off berth. they were on hand against rival uc united. mother nature would not cooperate in the start of this one. the match was delayed more than an hour by rain. they would play.
over. sends it over to mr. reliable. wbp. he puts it in. but mr. united sets twice in a minute. red bulls miss a golden opportunity to jump into first place. that's it in sports. >> all right, thank you sir. >> thank you. >> that is the news for now. we thank you for joining us. stay tuned, world news is coming up next. >> we're coming back at 11:00. hope you will too. hi guys! got the birthday girl a drum set. drum set? he's kidding! [laughs] oh you guys must have time warner cable. this is gonna be some party.
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welcome to "world news tonight." olympic swimmer ryan lochte changing his story. admitting he was drunk when he said he was robbed at gunpoint in rio. >> i was still intoxicated. >> tonight, lochte's public apology. admitting he overexaggerated his story. but says he still wasn't lying. politics of race. donald trump's new mission -- so why are some african-americans calling his outreach offensive? path of destruction. >> tornado on the ground! >> tornadoes tearing across parts of the midwest. damaging homes, flipping cars. new flash floods leaving neighborhoods under water. wedding massacre. new developments in that deadly terror attack overseas. the suicide bomber, as young as 12 years old. and, race against time. the frantic search for a